28 08, 2017

Tech Conference Recap – ChannelCon17

2019-10-24T21:44:40-05:00August 28th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Our team is back from exhibiting at ChannelCon 2017 and we’ve got some highlights to share with you! ChannelCon was held July 31 to August 2 at the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas and put on by CompTIA, one of the IT industry's top trade associations. The channel tech conference was attended by 1200 of the industry’s leading solution providers, vendors, distributors, IT professionals and media, with over 150 exhibitors. Here’s our recap: Notes from the Conference Floor We really enjoyed the executive interview with Alyssa Fitzpatrick (GM of worldwide channel sales at Microsoft), Todd Thibodeaux (CEO of CompTIA), and Joe Panettieri (Editor at ChannelE2E). Among other hot topics, Microsoft’s “partner first” strategy was discussed. Fitzpatrick said that Microsoft is now, “putting the partners’ success first in front of what we are doing from a measurement, metrics and management perspective.” In working towards this, Microsoft has taken steps to simplify how partners interact with Microsoft and enhance the partner experience. This really resonated with our Channel team as they work to grow ImagIT’s partner community. ChannelCon’s 1200 attendees came from various tech backgrounds, with 85-90% of attendees comprised of mid-sized to large MSPs.  The attendees at ChannelCon 2017 were a captive audience and very knowledge driven. Although the booth exhibition hours were shorter than we would have liked (only two hours per day), this created a sense of urgency and those hours were well attended. Networking Opportunities ImagIT attended two conference-sponsored networking events and co-hosted a private event. On Monday night ImagIT co-sponsored a [...]

5 08, 2017

ImagIT Channel Partner News – August 2017

2019-07-29T17:40:45-05:00August 5th, 2017|Tags: , |

ImagIT was built on partner relationships and we are proud to continue adding new and diverse partners to our expanded team. Through our network of channel partners we are able to assist clients with a vast array of products and services outside our own wheelhouse. Here are this month's featured partners. ImagIT partners with information technology solutions provider, LightEdge, to provide Professional Services Headquartered in Des Moines, IA, LightEdge is known for providing enterprise-grade cloud services, colocation and consulting. Together, LightEdge and team led by Business Development Manager, Michael Brisbois, saw the value that could be co-created by a Professional Services Partnership. We are looking to align, partner, and execute on strategic enterprise engagements across the U.S., beginning with opportunities near LightEdge headquarters in the Midwest. ImagIT partners with value-added reseller, MicroAge, to provide Professional Services. Headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, MicroAge is known for providing end-to-end technology solutions. Whether it’s leveraging already built technology or designing it, MicroAge’s believes in a client-centric IT approach. Together, MicroAge and ImagIT saw the value that could be co-created by a Professional Services Partnership. We are looking to align, partner, and execute on small-medium enterprise engagements across the U.S., beginning with opportunities near MicroAge headquarters in the greater Phoenix area. ImagIT partners with carrier company, MarCatel, to provide Delivery Services. Headquartered in Monterrey, México, MarCatel has been around for more then 50 years specializing in neutral carrier services. Whether it’s high capacity connections, low latency, or carrier-grade Ethernet, MarCatel’s redundant network is designed for long-standing success. Together, MarCatel [...]

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